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Three people killed and one hurt as car strikes tree in Venice area

CHP officers work in the Venice/Marina del Rey area after a fatal accident in which a car struck a tree and flipped over.

CHP officers work in the Venice/Marina del Rey area after a fatal accident in which a car struck a tree and flipped over.

(OnScene.TV )

A car struck a tree and flipped over Monday evening in the Venice-Marina del Rey area, killing three of the occupants and leaving a fourth person in critical condition, officials said.

The crash occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Two people were ejected from the car by the force of the crash, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said.

One of those ejected survived and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The other person died.

Firefighters are continuing to try to free two bodies trapped in the wreckage. Authorities said the dead are a man and woman, both believed to be 20 to 25 years old, and another man, 18 to 25 years old.

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California Highway Patrol investigators are examining the crash scene but say they don’t know the cause.

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